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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Peter Rabbit) Hardcover – September 16, 2002

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About the Author

Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.

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Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond.

The water was all slippy-sloppy in the larder and in the back passage.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Lexile Measure: AD840L (What's this?)
  • Series: Peter Rabbit (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Warne (September 16, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780723247760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723247760
  • ASIN: 0723247765
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.4 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
By mistake I ordered another copy of this book when I already had the previous edition so I could compare side by side what was previously printed in Italy and is now printed in China.

It makes for a very sad comparison.

The Italian edition is nothing short of beautiful. The paper is smoother, every illustration has better contrast; the colors are richer. The typography on the cover, first few pages and the binder just looks better. The font sizes and arrangements are chosen perfectly.

Worse the typography on the cover of this edition is so poorly designed that the white text on the light green background is completely illegible when read from the shelf.

At the same time the Canadian and UK price printed on the book have gone up a dollar and a pound respectively. US price stayed the same. A little strange when the Canadian dollar has been appreciating over the US dollar over the period.

Potter's books are a national treasure; it's so sad to see the publisher's so blatantly cash in by reducing their costs, off-shoring and at the same time putting up the price. Ka-ching.

Tip to readers: look out for the previous edition with a white cover, printed in Italy. A far superior product.

The story in both editions however remains enchanting. A timeless classic.

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Just to add I've nothing against books printed in China; I have many beautifully produced editions from other publishers that are expertly and perfectly printed in China. Sadly though this book is not one of them.

I also noticed that some of my other previous edition Potter books were Printed in China and the quality is on par with the Printed in Italy (from the same edition series). So I think it's potentially not so much the fact they are printed in China but some poor decisions made for this new edition that has seen the overall quality of the product decline.
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Not the original book but a board book for infants, with LOTS of pictures and a very abbreviated text. Simple enough for little newbies to get the gist of the thing without being bored. The artwork is gorgeous and it appears to be Beatrix Potter's original illustrations.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Perfect! Brings back childhood memories. I loved this book then (1940s) and still love it now. My six year old self loved the character names. They roll off the tongue and are so fun to say. I loved that Mr. Jeremy could have wet feet and never be scolded. And I loved the danger, squealing every time even though I knew the outcome. I'm so glad these stories are still around.
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Format: Hardcover
This cute little book was written and illustrated by the great Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) in 1906, the eighth of her many wonderful stories. This book tells the tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, a frog who decides to go fishing for minnows, so that he can have his friends over for dinner. But, Mr. Fisher never anticipated the many problems his little fishing excursion would run into!

Overall, I found this to be a very cute story, and a lot of fun to read to my little one. Mr. Fisher’s damp home is funny, as is his aplomb in facing his problems. This is a great book, that I highly recommend!
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
After trying Dionis hand cream and loving the scent of it as well as how it softened my hands, I wanted to try the lotion on my face and body. Works just as well as the hand lotion and smells DELICIOUS!
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, a frog who experiences misadventure while trying to obtain food for his dinner party, is one of my all-time favorite Beatrix Potter stories. However, these free Kindle versions lack the illustrations that are such a complement to the story -- I'd recommend looking for a version with the illustrations.
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This is a great little gift for children. Although frogs are not "cuddly", this is a charming, lovable character. Give it with a Jeremy Fisher stuffed animal and children will fall in love with the story.
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Format: Hardcover
A couple of things before I start the review:

This is not a review of the Kindle edition of this book. I do not know how it looks. Since Kindle is not in color, I am not sure if the full effect could be received via that mode of reading. Secondly, I have seen at least 10 different editions of this particular Potter story, some as complete separate books and some included in various anthologies. It would be difficult to say which is best. It should also be noted that the product description on this page states that this story is for "Babies through Pre-School. I am not sure who made that designation, but it is one of the silliest I have seen.

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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher was first published in 1905 and despite the fact that it is not as well known as Peter Rabbit and some of the other works of this author, it is never the less one of her better ones...and that is saying a lot. It is my personal favorite. I suppose I can relate and identify with Jeremy on some level.

Jeremy Fisher is a brown frog who happens to live in "a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond." One rainy day our little frog decides to go fishing so that he can stock up on minnows for dinner that evening. He puts on his galoshes and mackintosh at sets sail on a large lily pad leaf. This is the story of his adventure.

To begin with, Mr. Fisher catches only a stickleback, covered with dangerously sharp spines...not at all good. Suddenly he himself is gobbled up by a large hungry trout! Alas poor Jeremy...but wait! The trout does not care for the taste of the frog's mackintosh and immediately spits him out...lucky Jeremy!

Our little hero goes on to lose his fishing rod, basket and one of his galoshes.
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